• Release Teixeira?

    Posted by on May 25th, 2016 · Comments (19)

    Not now…not yet.

    But, if his numbers at the end of June are the same as they are now, I would consider it. The money is already wasted.

    I suppose you lose the pick…if there will still be picks. But, are the Yankees really going to risk making him a qualifying offer?

    Of course, the issue is that the Yankees have NO ONE ready to step in and take over first. Not on the big club or the minors.

    That’s going to be an issue after this season. It assumes that Bird is the word. And, no one knows how he will come back or be able to perform over a full season.

    Comments on Release Teixeira?

    1. redbug
      May 25th, 2016 | 11:40 am

      I wonder if that “no fun” diet he’s been on has gone too far? I’ve noticed he’s thinner this year.

    2. May 25th, 2016 | 12:28 pm

      Don’t discount that fact that Tex came into the bigs with Texas, back when Juan Gone, A-Rod, and Palmeiro were the leaders in that clubhouse. It was juice city in Texas for a long time.

      Maybe “the old Tex” was aided and now he’s just broken down like McGwire and Giambi did…it would not shock me.

    3. Evan3457
      May 25th, 2016 | 2:45 pm

      In a pinch, move McCann to 1st and call up Sanchez.
      Or: move Beltran to 1st and Hicks back to the OF.

      But I suspect Tex has one more hot streak in him.

    4. Evan3457
      May 25th, 2016 | 2:46 pm

      Or platoon Ackley and Beltran. Or something.

      But DON’T call Swisher back up.

    5. redbug
      May 25th, 2016 | 6:02 pm

      @ Steve L.:

      I’ve thought about steroids, too. Maybe he used the same chemist as Arod last yr. Maybe they’re concerned their luck was about to run out.

    6. May 25th, 2016 | 11:11 pm

      Last time they asked Beltran to try 1B, he wanted no part of it

    7. EHawk
      May 26th, 2016 | 2:40 am

      @ Evan3457:

      Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez suffered what GM Brian Cashman is calling a “cracked thumb” in last night’s action, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat writer Shane Hennigan tweets. The 23-year-old is one of the game’s most highly-regarded backstop prospects, and seemed ready for a full shot at the majors after opening the year with a .290/.333/.529 slash in 147 plate appearances. Of course, the Yankees are all set at the big league level for the time being. The club will hope that the injury won’t take too big a chunk out of Sanchez’s season, but his outlook remains unclear at present.

    8. #15
      May 26th, 2016 | 8:06 am

      You guys that think McCann can handle 1st base have blinders on.

      He showed he can’t. Tex will be with the club at the end of the season. He’ll end the year around .240 with 20-25 dingers and play a well above average 1st base. Not great. Not what we need. But moving McCann to 1st would 1)weaken us behind the plate and 2) crush our infield defense.

      Now… releasing A-Rod and DH’ing Beltran and improving our day to day outfield… That might work.

    9. May 26th, 2016 | 8:47 am

      A-Rod has a lot more money left on his deal…compared to Tex.

      I don’t care if Tex is a combination of Mattingly, Keith Hernandez and Olerud with the glove at first, if his OPS is .576, which it is this morning, he’s not helping.

      Totally agree that McCann’s value is behind the dish.

      Like I said, the Yankees are screwed at 1B this year. There’s NO ONE in the system, 40 man or not, who can help. Ackley is a joke. And, it’s not funny.

      Again, again, as much as I like Bird, he’s unproven and coming off a major injury for a hitter. So, who plays 1B next year? There’s no one on the free agent list for 1B next year of any value. It’s going to have to be Bird or a trade.

    10. redbug
      May 26th, 2016 | 11:56 am

      @ #15:

      Tex has 3 HR’s so far. I don’t see him at 20-25 by yr end. But, since there’s no one available to replace his glove, they’ll keep him. It all may be moot depending on what’s the matter w/ his neck. He’s a pretty fragile guy.

      I WISH the Yanks would release Arod but they won’t since he’s signed through next yr. Have you noticed how much they’re promoting him? Last night they gushed over his HR vs an AA pitcher.

    11. KPOcala
      May 27th, 2016 | 2:28 am

      I’d bet that Tex is dealing with a blown disk, and will never again (because of his age) be even a decent hitter again. Doctors don’t give you two cortisone shots inside of a month because he “slept wrong”. As for Bird, he really looked like a “player”, but it wasn’t as though he played a half a season, then he gets seriously hurt. And ARod is probably toast, Headley is probably a replacement player at this point, and Beltran is old. I’ll “overlook” the rest of the team’s shortcomings, but man, even if Cashman guts the team at the trading deadline, he will have to really roll sevens for this team to make any kind of a ’17 turnaround. And could a team get more unlucky with injuries in the farm system? And frankly, it’s almost bizarre the way that their “talent” seems to either get injured, or become ineffective by the time they get past AA. Not good… at all. OH! And why is Ackley on this team?

    12. Evan3457
      May 27th, 2016 | 12:15 pm

      Ackley is on this team, because, in the same sample size last year with the Yankees, he hit .288/.333/.654.

      Which means it’s too small to make a judgment. Yet.

    13. KPOcala
      May 27th, 2016 | 1:32 pm

      @ Evan3457:Maybe, but he looks awful at first base, and they seem that they’d rather give the bat boy a shot at pinch-hitting than Ackley. I think that they know he sucks….. Hope I’m totally wrong……

    14. Evan3457
      May 27th, 2016 | 2:18 pm

      @ KPOcala:
      As it happens, Ackley is 3-6 pinch-hitting so far this year. His K/BB data hasn’t gotten worse. In fact, it’s gotten better.

      Small sample size last year, small sample size this year. Don’t read too much into either one.

    15. KPOcala
      May 27th, 2016 | 11:32 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Correct you are, but the Yankees are now in a spot where Ackley is going to be the regular first baseman. For a while…………….

    16. Evan3457
      May 28th, 2016 | 12:38 am

      KPOcala wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Correct you are, but the Yankees are now in a spot where Ackley is going to be the regular first baseman. For a while…………….

      0-3 tonight. Made the plays, but wasn’t really tested. One nice diving stop down the line.

    17. KPOcala
      May 28th, 2016 | 1:26 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Saw that. Maybe my disparaging comments on Ackley’s athleticism were a bit, premature…

    18. Evan3457
      May 29th, 2016 | 2:31 am

      @ KPOcala:
      Hey, maybe he won’t hit; after all, he never really has.
      But I think they have to give him at least 10-15 games of playing against at least righties to see.

    19. KPOcala
      May 29th, 2016 | 6:29 pm

      @ Evan3457:I have a bad feeling that we are about to find out, really soon. I find it hard to believe that Tex will make it through the season. Hell, he may be finished by June. Hope I’m wrong…

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